The Components of Physical Fitness are: • • • • • Heart and Lung Endurance Muscular Strength Muscular Endurance Flexibility Body Composition Heart and Lung Endurance • Heart and Lung Endurance is the ability to do activities that require increased oxygen. Muscular Strength • Muscular Strength is the ability to use your muscles to perform various activities. Muscular Endurance • Muscular Endurance is the ability to use muscular strength over a set period of time. Flexibility • Flexibility is the ability to bend and move the joints through a full range of motion. Body Composition • Body Composition is the % of body fat compared to the % of lean muscle tissue. All of these components should be included in your personal fitness plan. Examples of Flexibility are: • Stretching – – – – – – sit and reach hamstring stretch calf raises quad stretch triceps stretch trunk flex Examples of Muscular Strength and Endurance Activities are: • • • • • • • Push ups Crunches Lifting Weights Jump and Jacks Jogging Speed Walking Bicycling Examples of Heart and Lung Endurance Activities are: • Any activity that you perform for 15 minutes or more that makes your heart rate increase significantly. – – – – – Jogging Bicycling Jump roping Step Aerobics Swimming Body Composition is a result of the amount of exercise that you participate in on a regular basis and your diet.